Yearly Archives: 2016


Episode 83 – Gerald Pollack Ph.D – The 4th Phase Of Water

Gerald Pollack, a popular professor of bio-engineering at the University of Washington Medical School, is used to swimming against the current of traditional beliefs about science — water, in particular, and its shape-shifting phases. He’s published more than 250 papers on the behavior of water. He’s written half a dozen books mostly on water, including his 2013 The Fourth Phase Of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor. His faculty “Biological Sketch” page reads like the resumé of a Nobel Prize recipient. It’s not inconceivable. He inches closer, having received the prestigious Prigogine Medal in 2012 for work on thermodynamics of dissipative systems.

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Episode 82 – Andrew Marr – Warrior Angels Foundation

Andrew Marr, 34, a former US Army Green Beret Sergeant First Class serving in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2006 to 2014, found himself medically retired from service due to multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) he accrued while in the line of duty. Years of booms and bangs working as an explosives/demolitions specialist took a toll on his health and his brain, affecting his mental well-being and making his transition back into civilian life difficult and almost a losing battle. After a plunge into darkness set in months after his return, Andrew, CEO, along with his brother, Adam, 32, cofounded the Warrior Angels Foundation” (WAF) to help fellow veterans receive the cutting edge treatment that helped Andrew get his life back.

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Episode 81 – Daniel Pinchbeck – How Soon Is Now?

Daniel Pinchbeck, 50, journalist and author of fascinating works on entheogen and shamanism, penned a highly-anticipated, thought-provoking, must-read book due for a February 2017 release: How Soon Is Now?The book is an expansion of a 2013 TedX talk entitled The Planetary Initiation, which draws on extensive research to present a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis.According to Pinchbeck’s WikiPedia page, the book’s thesis is that the ecological crisis is a rite of passage or initiation for humanity collectively, forcing us to reach the next level of our consciousness as a species.

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Episode 80 – Bonnie Greenwell Ph.D – The Kundalini Guide

Bonnie Greenwell Ph.D has covered the various aspects of kundalini for over 30 years. She is regarded as one of the most credentialed people to cover the various aspects of Kundalini. Since 1983 she has worked as a transpersonal therapist with people having non-ordinary experiences associated with spiritual awakening, especially with kundalini arising, which was the topic of her doctoral dissertation at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

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Episode 79 – Jeffrey Bronfman – União do Vegetal (Union of the Vine: Ayahuasca) 1

Jeffrey Bronfman served as president of the União do Vegetal Church (UDV) in the United States from 1993 to 2005. In 2000 Jeffrey spearheaded a historic legal action against The Government of United States for the legal right to utilize the church’s sacramental tea known as hoasca. A tea that is more commonly known as “ayahuasca”. Friends – without exaggeration, this is fundamentally one of the most important episodes we have ever done. As stated below Mestre Bronfman was asked to do interviews by MANY MAJOR networks and trusted us with this EXCLUSIVE interview. You will not hear this on any other show. If you have even a remote interest in plant medicine, consciousness, the freedom of expression. Re-connecting with yourself, source and TRUE MEDICINE and our right to choose what we put or don’t put into our bodies, you will absolutely love this episode.

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Episode 78 – Kelly Howell – Brain Sync

Kelly Howell is the world’s leading pioneer in guided meditation and binaural beat frequency audio technology. She’s a 6-time National Bestselling Audio Author of the most advanced brainwave audio programs available in the world today. Kelly has taught meditation to thousands of individuals worldwide, at Fortune 500 Companies, and legendary retreat centers such as Esalen. She is author of Brain Power, Improve Your Mind As You Age, recommended by the Mayo Clinic and hailed by Daniel Amen as “A blueprint to optimize your life.” Her visionary healing techniques provide an elegant way to recalibrate brain patterns and reap the benefits of biofeedback training and long-term meditation. Kelly’s healing voice and groundbreaking brainwave music have inspired millions of people to achieve goals, heal their bodies and transform their lives. Read her article published in the Robb Report on the profound benefits of meditation in just 20 minutes a day.

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Episode 77 – Wim Hof – The Iceman

Wim Hof is a world-famous extremophile. He is internationally renowned for his countless ice endeavors that range from being up to his neck in a cylinder filled with ice cubes for over 90 minutes, swimming long distances under polar ice, running a marathon barefoot to climbing the Everest in nothing more than a pair of shorts. All of these gained him worldwide fame and his nickname: The Iceman. Wim has shown what the human body is capable of once you find the flow within your physical and mental state. Right now he especially sees his new challenge in passing on his method to others to give everyone the opportunity to reach out and do more than what they thought they were capable of. Through the right training and exercises, you can strengthen your inner nature and prevent disease.

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Episode 76 – Mark Manson – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson is a bestselling author, blogger and internet entrepreneur. He specializes in “personal development advice that doesn’t suck”. He writes on how people can improve their emotional and dating lives, as well as social commentary and various life experiences.
Manson has worked with thousands of people from more than 20 different countries. He’s addressed audiences from Sydney to New York to Vienna and everywhere in between. Manson has sold over 15,000 copies of his book “Models: Attract Women Through Honesty” and almost 400,000 people read his siteeach month. He’s been published and quoted on CNN, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Yahoo! News, The Sydney Morning Herald and a variety of other publications. He is also the CEO and Founder of Infinity Squared Media LLC.

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Episode 75 – Bo Eason – Athlete, Speaker, Performer, Author

Bo Eason is a speaker, performer, and author he started his career in the NFL, as a top pick for the Houston Oilers. Continuing on with the San Francisco 49’ers, during his 5 year career Bo competed beside and against some of the greatest players of his generation.
In 2001, Bo wrote and performed his one-man play, Runt of the Litter, which opened in New York to rave reviews. The New York Times called it, “One of the most powerful plays in the last decade.” Bo toured with the play in over 50 cities and it is now being adapted as a major motion picture.

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Episode 74 – Tucker Max – Book in a Box

Tucker Max is the co-founder and CEO of Book In A Box, a company that turns book writing and publishing into a service. Tucker has written three #1 New York Times Best Sellers, which have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. He is credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the third writer (after Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis) to ever have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He co-wrote and produced the movie based on his life/book, also titled “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell.” He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009. He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Veronica and son Bishop.

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Episode 73 – Elizabeth Lesser – The Omega Institute

ELIZABETH LESSER is a bestselling author and the co-founder of Omega Institute, the renowned conference and retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York. Elizabeth’s first book, The Seeker’s Guide, chronicles her years at Omega and distils lessons learned into a potent guide for growth and healing. Her New York Times bestselling book, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow (Random House), has sold more than 300,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Her latest book, Marrow: A Love Story (Harper Collins/September 2016), is a memoir about Elizabeth and her younger sister, Maggie, and the process they went through when Elizabeth was the donor for Maggie’s bone marrow transplant.

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Episode 72 – Oliver Burkeman – The Antidote

Oliver Burkeman is an award-winning feature writer for The Guardian and the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, published by Faber & Faber in 2012. He has interviewed a wide range of high-profile figures, including Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, David Cameron, Dolly Parton, 50 Cent, and Larry David. Oliver has spoken extensively – on themes such as the problems with overfocusing on goals, the upsides of uncertainty in business, finding time for creative work, and ancient Stoicism as a philosophy for modern life – at events including: the 99U Conference at Lincoln Center in New York; the Edinburgh International Book Festival; the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea; the creativity conference Adobe MAX in Los Angeles; and The Guardian ’s Masterclass series and at the School Of Life in London. His radio appearances have included NPR’s All Things Considered, BBC Radio 4’s Today program, and WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, and he is working on two BBC radio programs on psychology to be broadcast in 2016.

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Episode 71 – Michael Marshall Smith – World Class Fiction Writing

Michael Marshall Smith is a writer that writes in various formats: novels, for screen and short stories. His first published story was The Man Who Drew Cats, and this won the British Fantasy Award in 1991 for “Best Short Story”. His first novel, Only Forward, followed in 1991 and won the August Derleth Award for best novel in 1995 and the Philip K. Dick Award in 2000. He has also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award in 95, 96 and 97. His stories have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including volumes of Dark Voices and Dark Terrors. Other notable novels/stories are The Straw Men novels (The Straw Men, The Lonely Dead and Blood of Angels).

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Episode 70 – Peter Sage – Success & Self Mastery

Peter Sage is a world class thinker, international serial entrepreneur, as well as author, speaker and philosopher. He defied all contemporary ideas when he self-published his first book, Supreme Physique, at the age of 18. He has written other books since then, including 5 Keys To Master Your Life which became an Amazon best seller in Japan in its first week, and How to Master Your Life: The Four Keys to Excellence. Over the course of 25 years, Peter has personally started over twenty companies in a wide range of fields. Not all have been successful, but some have gone on to become global successes. Peter is a titan in the industry of self-help and entrepneurship and this is a phenomenal wide-ranging conversation that you will absolutely love.

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Episode 69 – Robert Waggoner – Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self 1

Robert Waggoner, Author, speaker and Lucid Dreamer, is past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). For the past ten years, he has been the co-editor of the online magazine, The Lucid Dreaming Experience, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams. Robert frequently speaks on lucid dreaming at national and international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms, like Sonoma State University, Iowa State University, University of Washington, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Evergreen State College. Robert has been interviewed by CNN, CBS News and ABC News (KABC – Los Angeles) about the practice of lucid dreaming. His comments have appeared in media as diverse as DETAILS ,The Huffington Post, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Popular Science and Brides magazine. During 2009-2010, he had a regular Iowa Public Radio show,discussing dreams and lucid dreams, and spoke with Utne Reader in 2015. In this conversation we discuss in-depth the state of lucid dreaming and all of it’s variations. This is a massively informative episode.

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Episode 68 – Moran Cerf Ph.D. – The Razor’s Edge of Neuroscience

Moran Cerf Ph.D. is a professor of neuroscience and business at the Kellogg School of Management and the neuroscience program at Northwestern university. He studies patients undergoing brain surgery to examine behavior, emotion, decision making and dreams. This is done by directly recording the activity of individual nerve cells using electrodes implanted in the patient’s brain for clinical purposes. Dr. Cerf holds a Ph.D in neuroscience from Caltech, as well as an MA in Philosophy and a B.Sc in Physics from Tel-Aviv University. Cerf holds multiple patents and his works have been published in wide-circulation academic journals such asNature, as well as popular science journals such as Scientific American Mind, Wired, New Scientist and more. Additionally, his work has been portrayed in numerous media and cultural outlets such as CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, NPR, Time, MSNBC, and dozens of others. He has been featured in venues such as the Venice Art Biennial and China’s Art, Science and Technology association, and has contributed to magazines such as Forbes, The Atlantic, Inc., and many others. This is a mind-blowing conversation on neuroscience.

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Episode 67 – Jonah Berger M.D. – Invisible Influence

Jonah Berger M.D. is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the recent New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellerContagious: Why Things Catch On. Dr. Berger has spent over 15 years studying how social influence works and how it drives products and ideas to catch on. He’s published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, consulted for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and popular outlets like the New York Times andHarvard Business Review often cover his work. What makes you choose the choices you think you’re choosing? What is the determining factor in your decision making? These are just a couple of the questions we answer in this fascinating episode.

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Episode 66 – Anders Ericsson Ph.D. M.D. – The Science of Expertise

ERICSSON, K. ANDERS Ph.D. M.D. , is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. In 1976 he received his Ph. D. in Psychology from University of Stockholm, Sweden, followed by post-doctoral fellowship at Carnegie-Mellon University. In 1980 he moved to University of Colorado at Boulder, where he remained until 1992 with the exception of a two-year leave during 1987-89 at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development and Education in Berlin. His dissertation examined how verbal reports on cognitive processes provided insight into the structure of problem solving on the 8-puzzle. In this episode we demystify expertise, we explore what makes people “great” at what they do. You’ll love this one.

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Episode 65 – Rick Strassman M.D. – DMT: The Spirit Molecule

RICK STRASSMAN M.D. holds degrees from Stanford University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He took his internship and general psychiatry residency at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento and he spent ten years as a tenured professor at the University of Mexico he performed the first new human studies with psychedelic drugs in the US in over 20 years. His research involved the powerful naturally-occurring compound, DMT – N,N-dimethyltryptamine. This Led to this substance through his earlier study of the pineal gland as a potential biological locus for spiritual experiences, he administered several hundred doses of DMT to approximately 60 volunteers between 1990 and 1995. He wrote about this research in the popular book, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, which has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 12 languages, and is now available as an audio-book. It also inspired an independent documentary by the same name, picked up by Warner Bros distributing in Fall, 2011. With three distinguished collaborators, he co-authored Inner Paths to Outer Space, which looks more carefully at the common “other worlds” experience that volunteers frequently reported during his research. In this episode we spoke to Dr. Strassman in detail about his work on the ever mysterious molecule, DMT and it’s role in human consciousness and evolution.

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Episode 64 – Dave Asprey – The Bulletproof Diet 2

Dave Asprey is the founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet, he is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. Dave provides information, techniques and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions. Dave has unequivocally popularized the term “bio-hacking” and is in one of the leading world’s top-most recognized people working in this field today. In this episode we spoke to Dave about the incredible research he’s conducting on “hacking” the body to make it better, faster, stronger. This is a phenomenal conversation.

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Episode 63 – Gabor Maté M.D. – When The Body Says No 3

Gabor Maté M.D. is a world renowned speaker and bestselling author. He is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is regarded as a leader in new ways of looking at how we treat illness and disease. He speaks regularly with health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America and the world. In This episode we speak to Dr. Mate about the hidden cost of stress, trauma and so much more. This is a must-listen episode.

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Episode 62 – Maia Szalavitz – Unbroken Brain

Maia Szalavitz is one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs. She writes for TIME.com, VICE, the New York Times, Scientific American Mind, Elle, Psychology Today and Marie Claire among others.She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, Newsday, New York Magazine, New Scientist, Newsweek, Salon, Redbook, O: the Oprah Magazine, the New York Daily News, the Village Voice,Brill’s Content, Cerebrum and other major publications. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, MSNBC and NPR. In this episode we spoke to Maia about addiction, and re-understanding ways in which we can treat it as an illness/disease. This is a great conversation on how we can better handle one of the most plaguing things in our culture, addiction.

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Episode 61 – Vishen Lakhiani – Conquering Fear, Defying Limitations, Living your best life. 1

Vishen Lakhiani has been called one of most influential personalities in personal growth today. He is internationally recognized as someone who has transformed the landscape of mindfulness. He is on the Innovation Board for XPRIZE Foundation. His book “Extraordinary Mind” has gone to become a worldwide best seller. In this interview we discuss living your life on your terms, conquering your fears, redefining the rules and so so much more. This is a classic episode that is going to feed your brain.

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